Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer
According to the Massachusetts Executive office of public safety and security, there is a shocking average of 111,000 car crashes every year in Massachusetts. Massachusetts car accident law can be very confusing and difficult to navigate. With principles such as no-fault personal injury protection, known as PIP coverage, comparative negligence, PIP deductibles and the like, it is essential that you have an experienced car accident lawyer working on your behalf. Car accidents are all too common in the Commonwealth, with impatient drivers and traffic rampant, especially in and around cities. Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries in minors and adults alike, and often these injuries are serious and life altering. Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer David Tapalian understands the difficulty that victims face following a car accident and can help you obtain justice for the accident. In the event of a car accident, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact the experts at Tapalian Law. With offices in Seekonk and nearby in Providence, we have helped thousands of Massachusetts car accident victims to date, and we have the experience to get you the compensation you deserve.Recovering Damages After a Car Accident in Massachusetts
After a car accident, many victims don’t know what to do, and many avoid medical treatment because they don’t want to be left with high medical bills. However, you should always seek immediate medical attention for your injuries to avoid having a lasting, detrimental impact on your health. A Massachusetts Car Accident Lawyer can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering due to the accident.
According to Massachusetts Law, the state is considered a “no fault state”, which means that drivers are required by law to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage, called “personal injury protection”, or “PIP”, in case of an accident. The minimum PIP insurance required for drivers is $8,000 per person, per crash, meaning that by law, all drivers have to carry at least that amount of insurance. Further, your insurance has to cover that $8,000 worth of medicals, regardless of who is found at fault for the accident. When an accident does occur, you are required to file a claim with your own car insurance company for PIP. In Mass, one must file a claim in Massachusetts with their own insurance company even if the other driver was at fault. Filing a car accident claim can be difficult. Mass auto insurance companies will do their best to make it as difficult and as confusing as possible for you to receive compensation. Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney Tapalian can walk you through the process and file your mass injury claim on your behalf.
As stated above PIP is insurance coverage that you have through your own insurance policy. Yet the payment of your PIP benefits is far less than automatic by the insurance company. Even with PIP benefits in Massachusetts, your own insurance company can make it extremely difficult to receive those benefits which you paid for. Massachusetts auto insurance companies will do anything they can to minimize your PIP payments. One tactic that we are seeing more and more, due to a Massachusetts car accident, is the examination under oath request, also known as an EUO. An EUO is your questioning under oath with the court reporter present, by your own insurance company and or their attorney. In an EUO your auto insurance company in Massachusetts would be asking you certain questions under oath. Your insurance adjusters’ goal with this examination under oath, is to find anything that could justify your auto insurance company not paying your PIP benefits.
Another tool that your Massachusetts auto insurance company can use, in an effort to reduce or stop your PIP payments, is an independent medical examination or an IME. An IME is anything but independent. An independent medical examination can be ordered by your own insurance company. Should you fail to attend your IME as requested by your Massachusetts auto insurance company, they could deny your benefits. Attorney David Tapalian has seen all the tricks that Massachusetts auto insurance companies use to get out of paying your PIP benefits.
While the no-fault law applies to your physical injuries, it does not apply to property damage claims. This implies that vehicle damage claims, including “total loss” of a vehicle, can be made with no limitations against the other driver. This also means that you may not be covered for the costs of vehicle repair in the event that the other driver does not have auto insurance and you do not have your own property damage coverage for your vehicle.
Keep in mind that the defendant’s insurance adjusters will do everything that they can to settle for the smallest amount possible, which could leave you with unpaid costs. This is why it is imperative that you hire a knowledgeable Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney like David Tapalian after a crash. Attorney Tapalian can help you navigate the confusing legalities of your case. Attorney Tapalian fights for clients’ rights against these insurance adjusters every day, and he knows exactly what to do to maximize your settlement. Attorney Tapalian also knows exactly what the insurance companies look at when determining your settlement. Further, he can refer you to the best medical professionals in Massachusetts, who are more likely to thoroughly document all of your treatments.Contact Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney David Tapalian Today
If you have recently been hurt in a car accident in Massachusetts, don’t wait to pursue legal action. It is highly important to your case that specific measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit before the deadline. There is a statute of limitations in Massachusetts of 3 years, so the faster that you act, the better chance of recovering compensation you have. Instead of making a costly mistake that may hurt your chance at recovering compensation, let Attorney Tapalian put his experience to use for you. The legal experts at Tapalian Law will examine the encompassing facts, assess your claim, determine who is responsible, and create a plan to make certain you have the strongest case possible for your claim. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t delay. Contact Massachusetts Car Accident Attorney David Tapalian today for a free legal consultation concerning your Massachusetts car accident. The legal experts at Tapalian Law understand how a car accident can affect your life. We are dedicated to helping you recover the financial compensation you need to go back to your normal life. There is never a fee or cost to you unless we are successful. We will help you so that you understand your rights and obligations under the law. If you are injured and cannot come to us, we can visit you at your home or in the hospital to offer you a free consultation about your legal rights. You have nothing to lose, so call us today at 401-272-0011 or contact us online as soon as possible.